Erica Larson, News Editor

Erica Larson, news editor, holds a degree in journalism with an external specialty in equine science from Michigan State University in East Lansing. A Massachusetts native, she grew up in the saddle and has dabbled in a variety of disciplines including foxhunting, saddle seat, and mounted games. Currently, Erica competes in eventing with her OTTB, Dorado.

Articles by Erica Larson

Caring for Senior Horses: What to Remember

A vet tech shares tips on managing aging equids' unique needs to keep them healthy and happy through their golden years. Read More

Two Additional WNV Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

Neither affected horses was vaccinated against West Nile. Both are currently recovering. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Sixth Equine WNV Case of 2017

The unvaccinated 13-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse gelding from Metcalfe County is reportedly recovering. Read More

What's New in Treating Pastern Dermatitis

A veterinary dermatologist offers tips on how to properly diagnose, treat, and prevent pastern dermatitis, or scratches. Read More

Second North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

Both affected horses are from the same Polk County farm, which is now under a voluntary quarantine. Read More

Could Overweight Equids Benefit From Teff Hay?

Horses voluntarily reduced their hay intake (and, thus, calorie consumption) when offered teff compared to ryegrass. Read More

California Confirms Tenth Equine WNV Case of 2017

The most recent case involves an unvaccinated yearling Quarter Horse colt from Lassen County. He is now recovering. Read More

Michigan Confirms First Case of EEE in a Horse for 2017

The unvaccinated yearling Standardbred colt from Wexford County did not survive. Read More

Short-, Long-Term Effects of Vibrating Platforms Studied

There were no musculoskeletal differences between treatment and control horses, but there were behavioral differences. Read More

Seventh California Horse Tests Positive for WNV

The unvaccinated yearling Warmblood filly from San Joaquin County was euthanized. Read More

Kentucky's 2017 Equine West Nile Case Count Rises to Five

The two newly diagnosed horses are reportedly recovering with veterinary care. Read More

Wisconsin Confirms Third EEE Case of 2017

The unvaccinated 9-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Monroe County was euthanized. Read More

North Carolina Horse Tests Positive for Rabies

The affected horse, a 25-year-old Haflinger from Polk County, was unvaccinated. Read More

Cluster of Potomac Horse Fever Cases Confirmed in Kentucky

Veterinarians have confirmed nearly 30 cases so far this year and expect to see more. Read More

Two More Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

A Mecosta County Standardbred is recovering, and a Midland County Quarter Horse was euthanized. Both were unvaccinated. Read More

California Equine WNV Case Count Rises to Five

Two unvaccinated Quarter Horse fillies from Kern and Contra Costa counties are the latest horses to test positive. Read More

Does Horse Water Bucket Placement Matter?

Horses drank significantly more water from a bucket closest to the stall door compared to one near the feeder. Read More

Unwelcome Horse Pasture Plants Got Your Goat? Get a Goat!

Goats were effective at defoliating invasive plant species, which allowed for improved forage availability in pastures. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Third Equine WNV Case for 2017

The unvaccinated 18-year-old pleasure saddle horse mare presented with severe neurologic signs and was euthanized. Read More

Three Michigan Horses Test Positive for WNV

The affected horses resided in Jackson, Livingston, and Missaukee counties. All three were euthanized. Read More

Kentucky Confirms Second Equine WNV Case for 2017

The unvaccinated 18-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse mare from Franklin County is recovering. Read More

How Does Transport Impact Senior Horse Immune Function?

Decreased Immune function following transport could take more than a month to return to normal, researchers found. Read More

West Nile Cases Confirmed in California, Wyoming Horses

The California horse died while the Wyoming horse is recovering. Read More

California Confirms First Equine WNV Case of 2017

The affected 14-month-old Quarter Horse filly from Kern County displayed severe neurologic signs and was euthanized. Read More

Medical Management of the Colicky Foal

Many cases of colic in foals can be corrected medically with the assistance of a veterinarian. Read More